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668 - 20 March 2015: News
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On the day that a consortium of Virgin Trains and Stagecoach took over the running of the East Coast Main Line from the Government, The... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 5 March London’s Evening Standard announced on its front page (pictured below) that: “London’s pollution shame was today laid... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
20mph speed limits were front page news in Cambridge last week as the 20’s Plenty conference took place in the city. “Cambridge is often... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
After describing Eric Pickles, the secretary of state for communities and local government, as “politically astute”, an editorial in The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Driverless pods will be trialed in Milton Keynes and Coventry as one of the Government-funded trials
Rik Thomas
The Government is currently trialing ‘driverless car’ technology in three projects in Bristol, Coventry/Milton Keynes and the London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Figure 1: Total car ownership, England 2010 - 2040 (millions of cars)
Road traffic volumes in England are forecast to grow by between 19 and 55% between 2010 and 2040, according to the DfT’s new national road... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Amanda Rowlatt, chief economist, Department for Transport
At the end of last year the Government announced the biggest upgrade to roads in a generation. The Road Investment Strategy set out a 30-year vision... continue